Crime author to appear at Eastbourne book signing

Peter James at the launch of his new novel Love You Dead SUS-160519-161253001

Peter James at the launch of his new novel Love You Dead SUS-160519-161253001

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Sussex crime writer Peter James will visit Eastbourne next week to sign copies of his latest novel.

Mr James, author of a series of crime thrillers set in Brighton, will appear at WH Smith in Terminus Road for a book signing from 4pm to 5.30pm on Friday, May 27.

He will be signing copies of his new novel Love You Dead, the latest in a series of Brighton-based thrillers following Detective Superintendent Roy Grace.

The new novel sees Grace on the trail of Jodie Bentley, an expert in venomous reptiles who marries a string of rich elderly victims.

Well known for his in-depth research, while wriitng the book the author spoke to a number of experts in the UK and abroad and visited reptile shows in Holland and Germany.

There he came across everything from a Black Widow spider to a Saw Scaled Viper, which kills 58,000 people a year.

He also watched a car bomb being made by an explosives expert and spent time with undercover operatives learning how advances in DNA has helped to catch criminals.

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